Code of Practice

The University’s final Code of Practice, approved by Research England, can be found here.


Submission and Operationalisation (summer 2019)

The University submitted its agreed Code of Practice to Research England in May 2019.  In August 2019 Research England approved this, subject to one change.  This revised version was submitted in September 2019, and subsequently fully approved.

Work to operationalise the Code for academic year 2019/20 took place between May and August 2019.

Addendum – 29 July 2019

Appeal Form

Staff Circumstances Form


Consultation (spring 2019)

Staff consultation events were held during March 2019, where colleagues could consider, discuss and feedback on a draft of the REF Code of Practice.  Feedback was invited through an online survey, which was open between 5 March and 1 April.

The draft version of the Code used for the consultations can be found here.

Slides from the consultation events can be found here.

A summary of and response to the consultation feedback can be found here.

Consultation events took place on:

  • 11 March (10:00-11:30, Cantor 9135) – UoAs 27, 28, 32 and 34 (English, History, Art & Design, Communications)
  • 12 March (15:30-17:00, Main Bldg-D008) – UoAs 3, 4, 20 and 24 (Health, Psychology, Social Policy, Sport)
  • 13 March (14:00-15:30, Owen-1025) – UoAs 13, 17 and 23 (Planning, Business, Education)
  • 14 March (15:00-16:30, EMB-3019) – UoAs 5, 11 and 12 (Bioscience, Computing, Engineering)